4 things the NY Jets must continue to do to make the playoffs

Here are four things the Jets must continue to do this year to make the playoffs.
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2. Run the ball well

It’s no secret that the Jets' recipe for success has been running the ball well and playing great defense. That’s the style the team wants to play, and it’s the style that meshes best with their personnel. 

Star running back Breece Hall has already run for 426 yards through just six games, four of which he played limited snaps in while rehabbing from his ACL surgery last year.

Although the Dalvin Cook signing appears not to be working out, both Zach Wilson and Michael Carter currently average over 5 yards per carry on limited attempts so far as well.

In total, the Jets have run 135 times for 705 yards, good for 5.2 yards per carry and 117.5 rushing yards per game. Those stats are good for third in the NFL in yards per carry and 13th in yards per game. 

However, they need to run it more. They rank 23rd in total attempts through six games, even though running the ball is their team’s strength.

It should come as no surprise that in their three wins so far this season, the Jets have run for 172 yards, 234 yards, and 89 yards, good for 165 yards per game. The more the running game can get going, the less is required of Zach Wilson, the more the defense gets to rest, and the better the Jets move the ball.